Archive for March, 2012

The Farm Animal Photo Contest is here!

The second annual Farm Animal Photo contest is here! Did you enjoy the AGCO Farm Dog photo contest last year?

This year we’re doing things a bit differently and you can now show off any animal for a chance to win the new iPad! Upload up to three different photos into the contest from now until Thursday, April 19, 2012. AGCO will then pick finalists from the pool of photos, where everyone will then vote for the winner! The grand prize winner will win the new iPad and four of the top finalists will win $25 iTunes gift cards.

Which of your farm animals will you show off? Enter now!

Valtra Overalls Best in Work Wear Test

Valtra overalls received the highest score in the Farmer´s Guardian workwear test in February 2012.

The British magazine tested overalls by all major tractor manufacturers including Claas, Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Fendt, Case and New Holland.

The judges’ verdict for Valtra work overalls was “nearly perfect”. They praised the general fit as feeling “like a second skin”. Also the style, quality of the finish and the high visibility flashes scored high points.

The quality of the material was considered light and at the same time very durable. Also the amount of pockets and easy fastenings were noted as excellent features of Valtra overalls.

The Valtra overalls and other Valtra Collection items are available from authorized Valtra dealers.

Materials, amount of pockets, style – what features do you appreciate most in your work wear?

Brand Total score
Valtra 86
Case IH 81
Fendt 75
New Holland 72
Claas 68
John Deere 66
Massey Ferguson 62


Massey Ferguson Participates at Expodireto Cotrijal 2012 in Brazil

Expodireto Cotrijal reaches its 13th edition reinforcing its image as one of the main agricultural fairs in Brazil. Receiving over 160000 visitors at the 2011 edition and with a turnover of over 1 billion reais, the fair became a good businesses display for Massey Ferguson. Taking place in the city of Não-me-Toque – RS, the Precision Farming national capital, the fair is the main city event of the year and drives the whole region! 

The brand, in 2012, is reinforcing its increasingly complete products portfolio concept, presenting to the region the new line of tractors 320 and 370 CV MF 8600, a success in the European and American market. The machine already draws the attention from the passersby in front of Massey Ferguson´s stand and also the local press’s.

To reinforce the Massey Ferguson products quality, an exclusive area was set up so that the representatives can take their clients to carry out a Test Drive in the brand’s machines.

The Massey Ferguson Caricatures Contest is stirring the stand at the fair. Many clients are participating at the contest, which consists in having a caricature created and promoted at the MF social media. The most liked ones will get awards. The brand’s social networks pages are increasingly growing.

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AGCO at The New Diesel Technology – Clean Air for California Event

AGCO participated in The New Diesel Technology Diesel – Clean Air for California.

The showcase event was held on February 28, 2012 in Sacramento, CA and was a street-side outdoor, partially-tented public event adjacent to the Cal EPA building on 11th Street in Sacramento. The display included agricultural and construction equipment, heavy-duty trucks and technical engine stand displays, light-duty pickup trucks and cars, after treatment cutaways and related information. Other activities included a press conference featuring the ARB Board Chair, the Engine Manufactures Association and top OEM representatives and a Chairman’s Technology Forum on diesel health research. The AGCO Challenger MT 600D Tractor was on display.  This Challenger® MT600D Series Tier IVi-compliant tractor from AGCO Corporation is designed to deliver superior productivity and efficiency for professional farmers feeding the world. And it does so without many of the tradeoffs that have been required to meet U.S. EPA and CARB emissions standards in terms of cost, reliability and fuel efficiency.

Fendt 700 Vario – Its Design is also Convincing

Fendt receives iF product design award 2012 in gold.

The new 700 Vario range received the world renowned and internationally acclaimed iF product design award 2012 in gold at the beginning of February at the BMW World in Munich. This confirms that the new tractor series not only offers numerous convincing technical innovations, but an appealing design as well.

 “Power, dynamics, performance – those are the qualities that characterize a tractor. In addition, the Fendt 700 Vario has an independent and striking appearance that is exceptional for this area – the details are a bit evocative of the design of trucks in the USA,” according to the jury’s statement. When handing over the award, Frauke Ludowig, who moderated the awards ceremony, confessed that she almost fell in love with the 700 Vario.

“Design is becoming increasingly more important. That is why we are especially pleased to receive the iF product design award 2012 in gold for the new 700 Vario range. The Fendt Design Team has not only proven that they have delivered outstanding work, but that function and design can be consistently and optimally developed to go hand in hand,” said Dr. Heribert Reiter upon accepting the award and congratulated the two designers, Tom Maier and Jan Weigand. “We have succeeded in giving the new tractor series a function-oriented, significant and, most of all, innovative and emotional appearance,” explained Tom Maier proudly.

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